Banana compost could boost crop yields, a study finds

Using old banana trees to make compost may help boost crop yields while cutting down water and fertiliser use, according to an Egyptian...

Small-scale support counts for social science in Africa

Solving Africa's problems needs not just technology, but social science — and a culture of debate, says Jonathan Harle. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa face numerous challenges —...

Korea seeks to aid African agriculture

Good seed variety and technology, extension system and development of infrastructure drove Korean green revolution in the 1960s. Fifty years on, the successful Korean...

Experts define sustainable packaging priorities for Africa

Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption — approximately...

To create food security in Africa, focus on the value chain

The tragic famine in Somalia has once again focused concern on food security in Africa.  There are many facets to this issue, and many...

Two African Development Bank projects in Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire receive US Treasury Awards...

AfDB is the first multilateral development bank to receive recognition for two projects in the same year Two outstanding African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) initiatives,...

AGCO’s Zambia Crop Tour educates farmers in crop yield-boosting agronomy practices and techniques

Visitors were able to see how uneven depth changes the distance for a seedling to exit the ground and reach sunlight AGCO, Your Agriculture Company,...

Egyptian tech turns rice straw into paper and insecticide

A new chemical pulping technology could eliminate waste by turning rice straw into paper and provide a cheap insecticide to control mosquitoes, according...

In African agriculture, information is power

Ghana: You don’t have to spend long in many African agricultural markets to realise the need for better information. Farmers lack prices, traders need...

High level forum: AUC/FAO Support to regional capacity building to reduce post harvest losses

INVITATION TO THE MEDIA WHAT: High level forum : AUC/FAO Support to regional capacity to reduce post harvest losses (Project number TCP/RAF/3311 (D) WHEN: 17-18 October WHERE:...

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